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Royal Enfield Himalayan Motorcycle Is Now Available in North America

Mar 06, 2018 View Comments by

After a long and much anticipated wait, the Royal Enfield Himalayan is available in North America for $4,499 starting in April 2018. RoadRUNNER Magazine is testing the new motorcycle in March with a review in an upcoming issue. Look for the Himalayan to make appearances in RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel magazine, too. Milwaukee, Wis. […]

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Third Annual Woman-Led 2018 ADVWoman Rendezvous July 19-22, 2018

Feb 23, 2018 View Comments by

Dates are announced for the third annual adventure rally organized by ADVWoman for women and their families. Held July 19-22, 2018, in Granby, Colorado, the event will include dirt bike and adventure bike rider training, classroom training, a variety of local dual sport rides, camping or hotel facilities, catered meals, awards ceremony, and a DJ […]

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BURSIG Center-Lift Stand

Feb 08, 2018 View Comments by

With the arrival of the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT at the office, I quickly went shopping for a bike stand. Not wanting to mount a bunch of unnecessary parts to the KTM, I chose to go the other route: How much can I take off to highlight the Super Duke’s beautiful lines? One part […]

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MotoMojo: Wiring Accessories the Right Way

Aug 19, 2017 View Comments by

More and more electrical accessories are becoming available for motorcycles, putting an ever-growing demand on charging systems and batteries. Before you begin cutting and splicing wires, take a few minutes to consider the best way to approach such a project, as doing the wrong thing could result in a dead battery, fried electrical system, or […]

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Oops, I Fixed It! All Hail the Hamfisted

Aug 15, 2017 View Comments by

Rain slants down outside my garage as utility trucks scurry about, fixing downed power lines. A fire truck screams past, heading up the canyon to deal with the latest meetup of a car and tree. Meanwhile, a dull glow emanates from my garage shop, like an ember—I’m in there working. This is a day for […]

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Review: Chain Monkey Chain Tensioning Tool

Jun 09, 2017 View Comments by

Regular drive-chain maintenance is a necessary evil to ensure prolonged chain and sprocket life, and, of course, rider safety. Most of us fulfill this requirement with a few squirts of lube periodically, and some even give the chain a nice cleaning first. Far less, however, take the time to accurately check the chain tension. Taking […]

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Touring Tip: Getting Your Bike Ready to Tour

May 30, 2017 View Comments by

With summer fast approaching, now is the time to make sure your mount is ready to hit the road. If you’re like many of us at RoadRUNNER, during the colder months you scope out touring destinations, research scenic routes, create packing lists, decide on touring dates, and have made at least some reservations. But all […]

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The Dark Side

May 08, 2017 View Comments by

A gas tank miscalculation means I’m riding through the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest after dark. Dense evergreens crowd the road, filtering out any moonlight that might have squeezed through the clouds, and the dark tarmac seems to drain the brightness from my headlight. As I round a right-hander, the dappled rear end of a deer, as […]

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Get Your Bike Ready for Summer

Apr 03, 2017 View Comments by

After sitting for months motorcycles need attention before returning to service, which can also help avoid breakdowns and ensure safety. Refer to the owner’s and service manuals for inspection lists before giving your bike a thorough going-over. Look for any signs of leakage, such as stains underneath that indicate problems. Check steering head bearings for […]

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Before Riding Season Starts, It’s Time to Take a Brake

Mar 20, 2017 View Comments by

The start of a new season: your bike has been stored away for the winter and now it’s time to ride … not so fast, though. You’ll need to check a few things first, and maybe some light maintenance is in order. Sure, you’ve changed the oil, charged the battery, and checked your tires. What […]

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In Pursuit of Wildness: Joshua Tree National Park

Mar 09, 2017 View Comments by

“… Lord, I’ve never lived where churches grow …” —Johnny Cash Joshua Tree National Monument is a special place in the desert. I say that because I’ve walked along some of its lonely trails, camped there, scrambled over the huge boulders, looked up at the night sky, and served as acting superintendent when working for […]

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Sidetracked: If it Ain’t Broke … Give it Time

Jan 19, 2017 View Comments by

A Few Thoughts on Being Prepared – Murphy is alive and well, and he is nobody’s fool. Patient, cunning, and devious, he will get you when you least expect it … unless you’re prepared. We’ve been out here almost two weeks on the Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route. The sun is about to set and we […]

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Sidetracked: Fly and Ride

Dec 16, 2016 View Comments by

The ad read, “2007 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, low miles, pristine mechanically and cosmetically.” I can’t resist the allure of an older bike in good condition. Many of these machines hit the sweet spot in technology and reliability and, armed with a little knowledge and a few mileage points from my United Airlines Visa, […]

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Allstate Installs ‘Watch for Motorcycles’ Sign on Longtime Rider’s Property

Dec 11, 2016 View Comments by

Allstate’s Once is Never Enough (O.N.E.) program is an awareness campaign created to help reduce the number of motorcycle crashes involving other vehicles at intersections by encouraging motorists to “look twice, because once is never enough.” Since it was established in 2009, Allstate has worked closely with local traffic authorities to install 179 Watch for Motorcycles signs in 41 […]

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2016 RoadRUNNER Holiday Gift Guide

Nov 22, 2016 View Comments by

With so much great gear on the market, finding the perfect gift for your favorite rider can seem impossible. That’s why we’ve come up with a short list of some our most-used and loved items—everything from useful stocking stuffers to great reading to life-saving gear. Sliders Kevlar Riding Jeans from Competition Accessories Available for men and women, […]

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